Crescent City, CA


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Crescent City is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 6,774 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Crescent City is the 450th largest community in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Crescent City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crescent City is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crescent City who work in food service (13.35%), sales jobs (10.15%), and community and social services (7.03%).

Also of interest is that Crescent City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Crescent City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.55 minutes getting to work every day.

In Crescent City, just 8.59% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Crescent City in 2010 was $11,098, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $44,392 for a family of four. However, Crescent City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Crescent City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Crescent City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Crescent City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Crescent City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.72% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Crescent City include German, English, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Crescent City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.

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